Department of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir

Gadsar Lake is located 5,000 m above sea level, in the Himalayan Ranges. It is considered as one of the highest altitude lakes in the Kashmir region. This lake is famous as trekking base, which can be reached through the alpine trek. Brown-trout fishing is a popular activity among the tourists visiting this lake.
Known as the 'valley of flowers', the Gadsar Lake is located at a distance of 28 km from Sonamarg. Sonamarg, which literally means the 'meadow of gold' give the Lake a beautiful picturesque backdrop of the Himalayas. The Lake stretches up to 0.85 kilometres with a width of 0.76 km and is well known for trout fishing.
Amongst one of the highest altitude lakes of the region, the Gadsar Lake in literal transition in Kashmiri stands for the 'the lake of fishes'. Gadsar Lake is surrounded by alpine flowers and remains frozen during the months of November and April. However, on other times, this lake is a must-visit for anglers and fishing enthusiasts for the famous brown colored game and food fishes, mainly trout.
Located in Sonamarg in the Kashmir valley, the hub is the gateway to Ladakh and situated just before the Zojii La pass.
Gadsar Lake is famous as trekking base that is reached through the alpine trek.
Vaishnosar Lake and Krishansar Lake are the nearby tourist attractions.

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The Department of Tourism, J&K is the main developmental, promotional and regulatory arm of the J&K Government. Its main role comprises of overall planning and execution of schemes for the development, up-gradation and improvement of the tourism infrastructure in different parts of the State.
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